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We are experts in employment law. Our solicitors provide practical and cost-effective solutions to employers and employees and we handle both contentious and non-contentious employment law work. We help with the employment aspects of corporate and outsourcing transactions and guide employers on TUPE and integration matters around these deals.

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Employment law solicitors

Our employment law solicitors advise on a wide range of employment law issues such as executive recruitment, employment contracts, secondment agreements, disciplinary and grievance procedures, termination of employment and privacy and social media issues. We also have specific expertise in putting in place employee share option schemes and share incentive plans.

Unfair Dismissal

  • advising and settling a Tribunal claim for a construction company regarding unfair dismissal and holiday pay.
  • advising a medical professional regarding her potential claims for whistle blowing and unfair dismissal after she made protected disclosures in her resignation letter and was suspended.
  • advising and representing a senior scientist in relation to her claims for constructive unfair dismissal and maternity discrimination after she was overlooked for promotion during her maternity leave and her grievance was mishandled.

Redundancy and Settlement Agreements

  • advising employers and employees regarding the enforceability of restrictive covenants and practical and tactical issues surrounding their enforcement.
  • advising a spin studio regarding enforcing restrictive covenants against an instructor who had left the studio to work for a competitor and who was soliciting customers from our client’s business.
  • advising an accountancy practice regarding enforcing restrictive covenants arising on an employee leaving the practice and setting up her own business.

Restrictive Covenants

  • supporting a medical research charity through several rounds of redundancies: drafting and negotiating settlement agreements.
  • advising a multinational communications company throughout a wide-ranging redundancy and TUPE exercise affecting employees in several countries including comprehensive written and telephone advice, drafting the legal documents and correspondence to employees affected.
  • advising a foreign bank in the UK regarding a merger and collective redundancy and TUPE issues arising from the merger.
  • drafting and negotiating settlement agreements for an international development company.
  • advising a procurement joint venture regarding a large-scale redundancy exercise with TUPE implications including drafting advisory briefing notes, relevant Board minutes, scripts for the collective and individual redundancy consultation meetings and correspondence to send to employees regarding the redundancies and other employment law advice.

Contracts and Transactions

  • advising a PLC regarding international employment and secondment arrangements and drafting employment contracts and secondment agreements relating to these matters.
  • leading a team to deliver a wholesale file audit and review of terms and conditions for all UK-based employees of a music recording and publishing company before its sale.
  • advising a leading independent film and television company on senior executive hires: drafted and negotiated service agreements with complex bonus and termination provisions for C-suite executives.
  • advising an accountancy practice on the employment law aspects of its acquisition of another practice and in relation to issues under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employees) Regulations 2006 (TUPE).
  • drafting, reviewing and amending directors’ service agreements, contracts of employment and policies and procedures in Staff Handbooks.
  • drafting and amending consultancy agreements for a media company and for several international development businesses.

Discrimination

  • supporting a medical research charity through several rounds of redundancies: drafting and negotiating settlement agreements.
  • advising a multinational communications company throughout a wide-ranging redundancy and TUPE exercise affecting employees in several countries including comprehensive written and telephone advice, drafting the legal documents and correspondence to employees affected.
  • advising a foreign bank in the UK regarding a merger and collective redundancy and TUPE issues arising from the merger.
  • drafting and negotiating settlement agreements for an international development company.
  • advising a procurement joint venture regarding a large-scale redundancy exercise with TUPE implications including drafting advisory briefing notes, relevant Board minutes, scripts for the collective and individual redundancy consultation meetings and correspondence to send to employees regarding the redundancies and other employment law advice.

Grievance/Disciplinary Hearings

  • advising an educational institution regarding numerous grievance and disciplinary situations.
  • advising an IT company regarding the employment law issues surrounding international fraud committed by an employee director shareholder including in relation to the disciplinary and appeal processes and regarding a grievance brought by the director.
  • advising a construction company regarding disciplinary proceedings against an employee in relation to unauthorised absence and misconduct in the office, drafting correspondence to send to the employee and also advising them regarding management of a long term sick employee and potential disability discrimination issues surrounding her.
  • advising many senior executives and employees facing performance management at work and other employment law issues

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